Motor vehicle crashes kill more teenagers than all other major causes combined. Texting and driving is killing more teens than drinking and driving. If technology is the problem, maybe technology is the solution.
There are a variety of applications and devices available. Basically, most of them lock the phone or block the signal while the vehicle is in motion. Willpower and promises are admirable, but this is a sure thing.
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Teens are so skilled at texting, they think they can handle it while driving. Teen drivers are also more likely to text or talk in high-risk situations, because they may not recognize the hazards as a more experienced driver would.
Distracted driving is a factor in more crashes and near crashes than any other single cause. By shutting down the phone while driving, your teen greatly reduces the risk of a crash—and could save the whole family a life-changing tragedy.
Many text messages are ordinary touching base—where are you; what are you doing—no one should be risking their life for small talk. But imagine another scenario where a teen behind the wheel reads more emotional news. How would your teen react on receiving a break-up message or bad news; how would that affect his or her driving? Anyone would want to be able to react, but certainly not in traffic!
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